War Podcast (ABC RN)
Islam's nightclub brawl10/20/14
Across the world right now there are plenty of young people, mostly men, who are going off to fight for Islamist causes in the Middle East. Why are they doing this? And why are British jihadists said to be the most brutal of them all?
How do we talk about the state of Australian Islam? Is there any chance of having a calm and reasoned debate at this time? It would seem not.
In a tiny village in Italy a family make an agonising decision at the end of the Second World War.
It's all about the oil
The Kurds, Islamic State and the new Iraq War. The epiphany.
The Kurds, Islamic State and the new Iraq War
Is the current confict in Iraq as much about oil as it is about terrorism?
Would we follow America into a fourth war?
A nurse in Spain has contracted the Ebola virus. People she knew and people they knew are now being monitored and some quarantined. Are health authorities and people in general over reacting?
The reluctant myth-maker
Was Charles E.W Bean, Australia's first World War 1 correspondent, a reluctant mythmaker?
IS militants and sexual violence
It’s been another week of apprehension and fear as the IS militant group continues to wreak havoc.
Where’s Kim Jong Un?
Kim Jong Un has now not been seen in public for a record 38 days.
IS using weapons from China and US
A private arms-tracking organisation says it has evidence that IS fighters are using ammunition from the US and other countries that have been supporting regional security forces.
Government says unemployment too high
The Federal Government says the latest unemployment figures are too high, even if there are problems with the data.
Israeli Opposition Leader confident a two state solution 'can happen...
Knesset member and Israeli Opposition Labor Party Secretary Hilik Bar spoke with James Carleton during his visit to Australia about the state of the peace process, Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and the war in Gaza.
Red-carding IS in Iraq and hate preachers in Australia
The Prime Minister has left open the possibility of Australia committing ground troops to Iraq.
Is our strategy against IS working?
Islamic State militants are continuing to make gains despite two weeks of air attacks by the US-led coalition.
IS militants expected to capture Kobane
Thousands of civilians have fled Kobane as Islamic State militants move in after a three week siege.
What will IS do now?
As Australia and other members of the US-led coalition against IS continue their airstrikes across Syria and Iraq, there are suggestions that the militants might disperse and hide among civilian targets.
Darren Chester on Australia's mission against IS
The Defence Minister, David Johnston, says there won't be official confirmation that Australian special forces have been approved to work as military advisers in Iraq until after they've been deployed. RN Drive speaks to Mr Johnston's Parliamentary...
Arab Spring wilts?
Remember back in December 2010 when a wave of protests and riots civil war swept through the Arab world? Now nearly 4 years later what’s changed and what might have stayed the same?
The so-called Umbrella Revolution is underway in Hong Kong but just how successful can it be? And why are the protesters, said to be around 100, 000 strong in a population of 7 million, so tidy?
- Melbourne, VIC